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Photos: Civic Center Eats rolls into the heart of Denver

The seventh annual Civic Center Eats -- a moveable feast in the heart of Denver -- kicked off yesterday, with an assortment of Denver dignitaries, a record number of trucks...and no urban campers in sight.

"We know we've had some challenges in the park," said Lauri Dannemiller, head of the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation, but thanks to $9.5 million in improvements -- part of the Better Bond project that now-Mayor Michael Hancock pushed through as head of Denver City Council -- Civic Center Park has returned to its status as an urban oasis at the confluence of Denver's cultural and commercial areas.

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